Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Free, Easy-to-Use, Library Leadership Training Materials to share with the IFLA community

Free, Easy-to-Use, Library Leadership Training Materials
Introducing Strengthening Innovative Library Leaders (SILL):

We are excited to share the final version of Strengthening Strong Library Leaders (SILL), a leadership training program for public and community libraries around the world. This training was developed at the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and in partnership with library trainers in Namibia, Myanmar, Armenia, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Haiti, Tunisia, Bangladesh, and Cameroon (AfLIA).  This leadership curriculum is unique because it was co-developed, and it is meant to be delivered to everyone in the library, from volunteers to senior staff.  Equally important is that it is adaptable and is designed to be used by trainers with different levels of experience.

Training modules:
1.  Leadership Styles for Librarians
2. Library Leaders as Innovators
3. Library Leaders with a Plan
4. Library Leaders as Communicators

Training Features:
·         This training is foundational, and is a helpful first step in developing engaged and innovative staff in a library. 
·         The modules are interactive. Many lectures were replaced with engaging activities to help facilitate learning.
·         SILL is designed to be adapted to local needs. 
·         Short videos are available on the website to help trainers prepare to conduct the training.
·         SILL was designed at the Mortenson Center, and heavily revised after input from colleagues around the world. 
·         To date over 500 librarians have been trained with SILL.
·         SILL has been translated into a few different languages, with hopes that more will be added as it is used.

The training materials may be downloaded from the SILL website:

Questions? Email Susan Schnuer ( or Rebecca McGuire (

CARLIGH: Information on funding and grants

Dear users,

Please below is a link to a text file of Research funding and grants for information professionals and researchers.

Thank you.

Click here

Saturday, 30 September 2017


The 5th  Library and Information Week (LIW) celebration has been scheduled for 2nd - 6th October, 2017. The theme for the week-long celebration is "Libraries: Transforming Ghanaian Economy".

The launch of the 5th LIW celebration is on Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017 at Balme Library - University of Ghana, Seminar Room.

Online course on AGORA

Please see below a link to information on an upcoming online course entitled AGORA Online Course : AGORA : Fundamentals of Information Literacy and Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture.  Click here

Instructions on registration are included.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Vote for the IFLA Global Vision!

Dear colleague,

As you know, IFLA is creating a Global Vision and is looking for input from your country.
Therefore, we created the best and simplest way for everyone to get involved!

Everyone can go to this website:, select their preferred language and vote online.

IFLA is asking your invaluable support for the IFLA Global Vision.

We have prepared a series of messages that we ask you to send to your major mailing lists and communication channels.

With kind regards,

Gerald Leitner
IFLA Secretary General

Call for Applications: NITTTR-ITEC Advanced Certificate Course on Modern Library Practices at NITTTR, Chennai, India

NITTTR-ITEC Advanced Certificate on Modern Library Practices 

Where: National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Chennai, India

When: 29th November 2017 to 23rd January 2018 (8 Weeks)

Aims of the Course: To develop appropriate competencies and skills of Library and Information Faculty/ Professionals in the digital era - streamlining library processes, promoting and enhancing reading habits among the users - Managing and developing web / traditional resource collections, services and facilities.

Eligibility Criteria for Participants: Applicants for this course must be: Faculty in Library and Information Science or practicing library professionals; completed a diploma / degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent; Minimum of two years experience in teaching / administration of Library; Good proficiency in English; Preferably not more than 45 years. 

Allowances: The Programme covers return travel of the participants between his/her home country and India, accommodation, etc., as per the rules governing ITEC/SCAAP Programme of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. Further details can be viewed from the ITEC website:

ParticipationOnly applicants from the least-developed countries (LDCs)/ developing countries will be selected. 

Further Details and Application Link | Course Brochure | ITEC Website | Visit the Website of Indian Mission in Your Country